After Connect this year I tried to post my Ext JS sample database on my demo site and most users were reporting unsupported notes version. I did some digging and it turns out that amongst everything else R9.0.1 has a newer ODS (52) and therefore would not run on a lower than R9.0.1 server/client.
So after much idiocy and locally encrypted stupidity on my part, I did a search around and found/remembered that you can reduce the ODS aaaaaall the way back to 20 by doing this
- File – Application – New Copy
- Name the file .NS4 (backwards compatible to R4 no less)
- Rename the .ns4 as a .nsf
- and it worked !!
Obviously XPages will not work on an R4 server – but by reducing the ODS it make it compatible with the R8.5.x servers
Bizarrely enough it was also quite significantly smaller than the nsf copies I was creating ODS 52